Personally, I would have dug out blind for any of you. Regardless of rank or service. Courtesy goes a long way in my book.The FI EOD Det sometimes had to hide their PE and ancils in their horror bags as some loadies wouldn’t let them fly with ‘dangerous air cargo’. As you say though, other crabs could be excellent.
Edited to add: I was stationed at the airhead in Basrah dealing with flight line handling (there was a little crew of 7 of us) in 2007 and I used to “get” fresh milk from Israel (and Brize)and a few other choice articles, which we then dispensed to our Army friends so they could have proper brews. You want to have seen their faces after five months of a tour when they could have a proper brew. Such a small thing but it went a long way I reckon.